|Full name||Peter Graham Billing|
|Date of birth||24 October 1964|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Playing position||Central defender|
|1993||→ Port Vale (loan)||12||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
A former South Liverpool player, he turned professional with Everton in January 1986. He featured in the Super Cup final, but was sold on to Crewe Alexandra for £12,000 in December 1986. He helped the "Railwaymen" to win promotion out of the Fourth Division in 1988–89, before he was sold on to Coventry City for £120,000 in June 1989. He made 58 top-flight appearances for the "Sky Blues", before joining Port Vale for a £35,000 fee in May 1993, following a successful three-month loan spell in which he featured in the club's Football League Trophy success. He helped the "Valiants" to win promotion out of the Second Division in 1993–94, but was allowed to leave on a free transfer in May 1995. He then spent a season each with Hartlepool United and former club Crewe Alexandra, before he went into non-league football with Northwich Victoria.
Born in Liverpool, Billing started his career with local non-league side South Liverpool, before being signed up by Howard Kendall at Everton in January 1986. He only played one First Division game for the "Toffees", and also featured in both legs of the 1986 Super Cup final defeat to rivals Liverpool. He left Goodison Park after being sold to Crewe Alexandra for £12,000 in December 1986. The "Railwaymen" finished 17th in the Fourth Division in 1986–87 and 1987–88. Manager Dario Gradi took the Gresty Road club to promotion in 1988–89 with a third-place finish. Billing made a total of 88 league appearances for the club in his two-and-a-half seasons in Cheshire.
He was sold on to Coventry City for £120,000 in June 1989. The "Sky Blues" finished 12th in the top-flight in 1989–90 under John Sillett's stewardship. They then dropped to 16th in 1990–91 under new boss Terry Butcher, before finishing 19th in 1991–92, one place and two points above relegated Luton Town. Coventry played in the first ever season of Premier League football in 1992–93 under Bobby Gould, though Billing lost his first team place by 1993–94, after new boss Phil Neal took over at Highfield Road. Billing made 58 league appearances for the Midlands side.
He was loaned to Second Division club Port Vale in February 1993. He impressed manager John Rudge and was signed permanently for a £35,000 fee in May 1993. Two of his 17 appearances for the "Valiants" in 1992–93 were as a substitute for Robin van der Laan in the 1993 Football League Trophy final and the play-off final, both at Wembley. Vale won the cup game 2–1 over Stockport County, but were beaten 3–0 by West Bromwich Albion in the play-off final. He did though help the club to achieve promotion with a second-place finish in 1993–94. His first team chances limited in 1994–95, he was given a free transfer to Hartlepool United in May 1995. He played 43 games at Victoria Park under Keith Houchen, helping "Pools" to a 20th-place finish in the Third Division in 1995–96. He returned to Crewe in August 1996, and made 15 league appearances, helping Alex to win promotion out of the Second Division via the play-offs in 1996–97, though he did not feature in the play-off final itself. He then headed into the Conference with Northwich Victoria.
|Crewe Alexandra||1986–87||Fourth Division||19||0||0||0||1||0||20||0|
|Coventry City||1989–90||First Division||18||0||1||0||5||0||24||0|
|Port Vale||1992–93||Second Division||12||0||0||0||5||0||17||0|
|Hartlepool United||1995–96||Third Division||36||0||1||0||6||0||43||0|
|Crewe Alexandra||1996–97||Second Division||15||0||2||0||3||0||20||0|
- Super Cup runner-up: 1986
- Crewe Alexandra
- Port Vale